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Last Seen

16 EpisodesProduced by WBUR & The Boston GlobeWebsite

It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. W… read more

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Introducing 'Last Seen'

July 16th, 2018


A look into the largest unsolved art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. …

Episode 1: '81 Minutes'

September 14th, 2018


In 1990, two thieves stole 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. We take a closer look at what happened that night.

Episode 2: 'Inside Job?'

September 24th, 2018


On the night of the heist, security guard Rick Abath made the critical mistake of letting the thieves into the museum. In this episode, we ask if it was indeed a mistake.

Episode 3: 'Not A Bunch Of Jamokes'

October 1st, 2018


Was the heist planned in the belly of Boston's criminal underworld operating out of a Dorchester auto body shop?

Episode 4: 'Two Bad Men'

October 8th, 2018


Were George Reissfelder and David Turner involved in the Gardner heist?

Episode 5: 'The Bobbys'

October 15th, 2018


We trace the art's possible path from Boston to Connecticut to Philadelphia.

Episode 6: 'Befriend And Betray'

October 22nd, 2018


This is a story about how to plot an art recovery, and then blow it entirely.

Episode 7: 'I Was The One'

October 29th, 2018


Was the world's greatest art thief the inspiration, or actually the mastermind, of the Gardner heist?

Episode 8: 'Flimflammer'

November 5th, 2018


After a parallel heist gone wrong, did Brian McDevitt succeed at the Gardner Museum?

Episode 9: 'The Big Dig'

November 12th, 2018


We follow a mobster's tip to excavate a lot in Orlando.

Episode 10: 'Last Seen' Live

November 19th, 2018


A behind-the-scenes conversation about how we investigated the most sensational unsolved art heist in history.

Last Seen Presents Endless Thread

December 7th, 2018


We’re back in your feed to share a project we think you’ll love. There will be more from Last Seen in the new year. Until then, we wanted to share another mystery with you: an episode of the great WBUR podcast, Endless …

Last Seen Presents: Kind World

April 22nd, 2019


Last Seen wants to tell you about another great podcast: Kind World

Last Seen Presents: 'Infectious', Part 1

May 28th, 2019


"Infectious: The Strange Past and Surprising Present of Vaccines — and Anti-Vaxxers" explores the weird, winding story of scientific innovation, medical disasters and online virality that radicalized new parents and …

Last Seen Presents: The Amber Room

July 30th, 2019


Last Seen fans, here's a story about one of the greatest missing treasures of all-time, The Amber Room, from our friends at WBUR's Endless Thread podcast.

The Amber Room was a treasure of kings and an architectural …

Last Seen Presents: A Place Of Respite

November 4th, 2019


Last Seen's sister podcast, Kind World, recently produced a special series featuring stories of kindness and compassion at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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